St. Lawrence University


Bruchac, Joseph, Long River: a novel. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub. 1995. Print


Indian warrior Young Hunter, who earlier saved the Abenaki people from giant cannibals, is warned in a dream to sharpen his spear because a mammoth is on the march, seeking revenge for the destruction of his family. By the author of Dawn Land. In Long River, Joseph Bruchac secures his reputation as one of America's finest Native American storytellers. Set in a time and place before memory, Long River is the exciting sequel to Bruchac's acclaimed first novel, Dawn Land. In the rich and authentic tradition of his Abenaki ancestors, Bruchac continues his story of Young Hunter, the finest warrior in the village of the Only People who lived in the Northeast ten thousand years ago. An exquisite tale of friendship, courage, trust and adventure, Long River enriches the reader with a broader understanding of the lifeways and highly developed value systems of native people.

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